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Getting into catfish farming

Recently, Asian catfish has become a popular gastronomic addition to the Filipino diet because of its tender and delicious meat. This encouraged more farmers and entrepreneurs to venture into catfish farming. Our scientists recommend catfish farming because catfishes are resistant to diseases, can be stocked at high densities, and can tolerate low water quality. While [&hellip

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Do you want to culture abalones?

Filipinos think of something foreign whenever they hear the word abalones. There are however, three known species of abalone endemic in our marine waters. These are the donkey’s ear abalone Haliotis asinina (lampas or sobra-sobra), H. varia (kapinan), and H. ovina. There are commercial abalone farms in the provinces of Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros, Samar, Surigao, [&hellip

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Tilapia Feeding Strategies for More Income

Tilapia farmers claim that the biggest slice in their production cost is spent for commercial supplemental feed. This is because intensified tilapia production has resulted in growers’ dependency on commercial feed. Findings of researchers of the Freshwater Aquaculture Center of the Central Luzon State University (FAC-CLSU) have shown that the cost of supplemental feed accounts [&hellip

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Alternative sources of probiotics and prebiotics for tilapia culture sought

Recognizing the important application of probiotics in tilapia aquaculture, researchers led by Dr. Rosalie Rafael of the Freshwater Aquaculture Center of the Central Luzon State University (FAC-CLSU) will assess the potential use of probiotics and prebiotics from selected indigenous plants to lower the protein needs of Nile tilapia. Through the development of probiotics and prebiotics [&hellip

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S&T intervention develops bigger and more appealing red tilapia

The appealing color of red tilapia makes its slow recognition  as an important fish species for aquaculture. Coming from its name, red tilapia displays a range of pink to red color. Improved breed of red tilapia Farming of the said fish is limited, possibly because of the unavailability of quality fingerlings for stocking. The limited [&hellip

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Grow-out Production of Asian Catfish

Catfish is locally known as hito to Tagalogs, paltat to Ilocanos, pantat to Cebuanos and Ilonggos, and ito to Pampangeños. It is one of the most important freshwater food fishes not only in the Philippines, but in the whole of Southeast Asia. Catfish culture requires less area, can tolerate poor water quality, as well as [&hellip

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Prolonging the Shelf-Life of Shrimp

A Japanese expert on shrimps from the Southeast Asia Fisheries and Development Center SEAFDEC) in Iloilo has conducted this experiment so as to prolong the life of shrimps even when packed for transporting. Results showed that 93% of the shrimps were still alive and could swim when placed in water. How to Prolong the Shelf-life [&hellip

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Expert Recommends Aquaponics for Urban Dwellers

Want to grow your own vegetables but don’t have much space? Aquaponics lets you do that and lets you raise fish too! An integration of aquaculture (raising fish in artificial environment) and hydroponics (growing vegetables without using soil), aquaponics is a system wherein naturally occurring bacteria converts fish wastes into fertilizer for the plants while [&hellip

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Feeding of Tilapia

Important points to be considered in feeding of tilapia Feeding Habits An understanding on the natural feeding of fish is important in order to produce: 1. An acceptable and nutritionally adequate diet. 2. A proper feeding regime is adopted to ensure optimal growth and survival of the fish Tilapias are also daytime and surface feeder. [&hellip

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Saving the country’s cheapest source of protein: Tamban

Torrential rains, floods, and blackouts may have been battering the city of Zamboanga but it did not dampen the spirit of the festivities of the Sardines Festival 2014. As a cue to the celebrations ahead of the day, the toll of wooden beaters on the gong and kulintang echoed clearly on the gymnasium of the [&hellip

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